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Market Commentary

When Will this Crisis End? 3 Keys to Recovery

Posted by Mark J.P. Anson on May 27, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Market Commentary

When will this crisis end? Three key issues fiduciaries should keep in mind concerning COVID-19 and this pandemic recession and recovery. The path and trajectory of COVID-19, fiscal and monetary policy, and ...

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Chart of the Month | The Fed Rides to the Rescue

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin, Ryan Driscoll on May 5, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Market Commentary

The Federal Reserve is determined to support the economy and the normal functioning of capital markets during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of April 29th, the total asset size of the Fed’s balance sheet reached $6.66 trillion dollars, almost doubling from $3.76 trillion at the end of August last year. As the Fed moves from restoring liquidity to stimulating economic activity, the Fed balance sheet is expected to continue to grow while effective interest rates remain at or close to zero.

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An Insider’s Guide to the Chinese Economy

Posted by Commonfund on Apr 22, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Industry Knowledge | Market Commentary

Commonfund CEO and CIO, Mark Anson, hosted Leland Miller, CEO of China Beige Book. Mr. Miller shared his proprietary research and insights . . .

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Video: CARES Act | Implications and Opportunities for Nonprofits

Posted by Commonfund on Apr 9, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy | Market Commentary

Watch the webcast replay to learn more about what the CARES Act means for nonprofits and considerations for your institutions . . .

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Higher Ed in the Age of COVID-19

Posted by Commonfund on Apr 6, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Industry Knowledge | Market Commentary

Commonfund convenes an expert panel to take on the short- and intermediate-term threats that higher education confronts in the face of a national . . .

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Chart of the Month | The Dangers of Timing a Bear Market

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin on Apr 2, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Market Commentary

It has been well documented that trying to avoid market downturns by selling out of stocks and moving to cash can be damaging to long-term portfolio . . .

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Coronavirus: Five Key Questions for Nonprofit Institutions

Posted by Timothy T. Yates, Jr. on Mar 18, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Industry Knowledge | Investment Strategy | Market Commentary

There is no question that we are in unprecedented times and will likely remain so for longer than we anticipated even a few weeks ago. The speed at which...

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Chart of the Month | A Price War Erupts in the Oil Market

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin, Deborah Spalding on Mar 16, 2020

Topic: Market Commentary

Oil prices declined over 21 percent on March 9, 2020, the largest single-day decline since January 1991 during the Gulf War.

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Market Commentary: Impact of the Coronavirus on Markets and Portfolios

Posted by Mark J.P. Anson on Feb 28, 2020

Topic: COVID-19 | Market Commentary

After a strong calendar year 2019, the S&P 500 reached its most recent all-time high on February 19, up nearly 5 percent since the year began. Now...

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Chart of the Month | Central Banks Increasingly Accommodative

Posted by Ivo C. Nenin, Ryan Driscoll on Feb 6, 2020

Topic: Market Commentary

World markets appeared to be returning to their upward trend in the beginning of February after a volatile start of the year...

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